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At the recently reopened UC Theatre, M. Ward digs into his dreamy folk-pop

M. Ward

PHOTOS: Known for his excellent work with Monsters of Folk and She & Him, M. Ward showcased songs from his latest studio release in Berkeley.

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The 25 best live music acts of 2015

Best Live Acts of 2015

The 2015 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2015 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

Jenny Lewis brings some swagger to a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland

Jenny Lewis

PHOTOS: And the capacity crowd welcomed her with open arms.

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Outside Lands Day 3: Flume draws massive crowd, inspires tree dancing

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Flume drew a massive crowd that had one dude raging out in a tree, The Flaming Lips get weirder than ever and Spoon return to SF inspired with new material.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: San Francisco at it’s best

FULL REVIEW & PHOTOS: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival proved to be as fun and free-spirited as ever, and the late sole-benefactor Warren Hellman was on everyone’s mind.